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tools to do surveillance and all these things. i found when george w. bush left the white house people asiewmented the patriot act had gone away. people were telling me what does the aclu have to do now? couldn't grow out of business and saying mission accomplished? the patriot act is very much with us. the current events i actually one thing i hope we can talk about. i think there might be some prospect for change. >> where? >> guest: one thing that happened. i started writing this weak in the -- book in the middle of barack obama's first term. at that time, people didn't understand that obama continued bush's policy. the surveillance and everything we were doing domestically. and so linda greenhouse referred my book to the wake-up call. people didn't wake up that much. people were not looking to re-examine the decisions that had been made in the fall of 2001 about what our antiterrorism strategies should be. so what i would say is there was a snooze alarm. and the wake-up call came with snowden. when he started releasing documents about what actually is going on behind the curtain an
that easily offended, i know george w. bush. [laughter] so the butchering of spanish doesn't offend me very much. well, thank you very much, all of you, for being here. neil was just telling me this is the third event that the institute of politics today, so it seems -- you guys are busy. so i want to thank you, and i want to thank you, neil, for inviting me to new hampshire. new hampshire has a very special place in my heart. first of all, because as you heard, i'm a mccainiac, and winning the primary here was a very special night. probably one of the highlights of the campaign. second of all, because i happen to love your republican national committeeman, steve dupree, who has the coolest socks of any republican committeeman in the country. and third of all, because i think you guys have the coolest, baddest state slogan in the entire nation. [laughter] i thought we'd have a conversation today about where the republican party is, and i'm not here to give you a history lesson and to show you powerpoints and give you statistics. you guys are in new hampshire, this is the birthplace of polit
a republican presidency that doesn't trace its origins to the eisenhower administration. george w. bush being the latest actual incumbent in the white house to have acknowledged that debt. mitt romney, who was running -- a republican nominee this year's father was identified by eisenhower in the early '60s as a copper in michigan, and promoted romney's fortunes. the idea is with the power of the presidency and control of the executive branch, the republican party in the 1950s had an opportunity to train a whole cadre, thousands of future leaders, who would go out and make a difference in the future, and i think that's one of the great accomplishments of that administration. it was early republican administration, governing against the new deal tide, g.ing sensibly, governing in a bipartisan way and getting a lot done and governing well, but above all, promoting from within and creating opportunities for people down the road here, and i think they succeeded really well in that. >> our next question comes from steven, right here in silver spring, maryland in the suburbs. high, city steven. >> c
? to the instrument the irs to decline to enforce the income tax laws? president george w. w. bush proposed unsuccessfully a reduction in the capital gains rate. should he have instead simply instructed the irs not to tax capital gains at a rate greater than 10%? the point is not what you think of any president obama's individual policy decisions. the point is the president may not consistent with the command that he faithfully execute the laws unilaterally amend, way versus and the law. we must resist the president deliver a pattern of circumventing the branch in favor of administrative decision-making. we cannot allow the separation of powers enshrined in our constitution to be abandoned in favor of an undue concentration of power in the executive branch. as james madison warned centuries ago in federalist number 47, the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. it is now my pleasure to recognize the ranking member of the judiciary committee, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers for his o
a matter of what the reform ought to be that the process that you employ to get it and it is the george w. bush success on social security and one of the reasons barack obama is not good to be successful is that it's fundamentally flawed. we saw the result of that in the reaction from the public. so, what we need to do is for people that are retired or close to retirement, little to no changes because it wouldn't be fair and it isn't politically feasible. you might want to look at the cost of living index and think about modest changes to everybody is contributing but for people close to the poverty level they want to strengthen the benefit. for people of middle and upper income less of a replacement rate. we could reform social security and exceed the generations without any tax increases but realistically some might say let's raise the base cap of about 107 to 150 which is below what it would have been if we kept the same ratio that we had back when we started indexing it and very importantly, in addition to having a small but sustainable and secure base defined program because after al
, president george w. bush appointed him commissioner of the ins. that was weeks before the attacks of september 11. he served as assistant secretary of the interior in the reagan edmonds ration ms urge annan said the united states senate. he was president and ceo of cross maps technology and is currently a senior fellow at the migration policy institute birth border control and security initiatives. as a board member of human rights first, we've been incredibly blessed with his with an expertise of which have been invaluable to us in navigating complex political challenges. please join me in welcoming board member, jim ziglar. [applause] >> thank you, lease for that very kind and generous introduction. excuse me. it is a particular pleasure and honor for me today to introduce the keynote speaker. senator patrick leahy from the great state of vermont. if a particular pleasure because i consider pat leahy to be a good friend. and yes, for all of you out there who are doubting thomas is, it is possible for republicans and democrats to be friends in washington today. i didn't see was e
, and germanupification, a tremendous agenda done well. i hold the fire op the george w. bush adds mrgs because history has to review that, and i'm not confident that grades will be high there. the task force was established in 1992 for a very simpt reasonment if all of you ever made a phone call to the intelligence community, there's a bunch of technical agencies, analytic agencies, and if you have a pressing need, and you want to get that intelligence community to help you, you got to know how to make it work, so that when we talk about establishing the task force, we knew the complexity of the issues that were unprecedented in most of our experience. this was going to be a tough road to hoe, so we wanted to simplify the relationship with the policy communities. if you made a telephone call, you need a service right away, call, get that nice electronic lady telling you, we will give you six options, you pick one, and six to seven buttons you push, you may or may not get help. we wanted to eliminate that and make it personal so that a person could call the task force and get a response. we does covere
congress can strengthen the federal pell grant program. i remember the eight years during the george w. bush administration. the pell grant hoovered about 3,000 to 3,400 a year. and oftentimes cutting it at least 50% to get more money to go to the war in iraq. i was not happy with that. we fought and got it back up to 3,000. in the past several years, democrats have fought to make college for affordable by increasing the pell grant award at least 1,600 from 450 in 2006 to 5,645 in 2014. i lowing it to increase yearly with inflation. before we hear from the panel of witnesses. i want to underscore the importance the federal pell grant program inned advancing college access and affordability. serving approximately 9 million hard working students, the federal pell grant program is the single largest source of federal grant aid which supports college students. according to the president and the chancellors who came to visit me during the period chairman of the committee. they said those were the highest priorities they had. it was to make higher education affordable and assessable and that
government. clinton and george w. bush and the obama of the administration have not joint this issue. i ask what kind of message does this sent the rest of so world with no lack of leadership? we should just sign that we spend hundreds of billions of dollars removing the land mines we use the leahy war victims fund to help victims around the world what are be afraid of? we have another they he law that we cannot export them to show courage only takes a little bit like every one of our allies. is that so difficult? on november 22nd to the great loss this country suffered when kennedy was assassinated. standing right out here at this quarter hundreds of thousands of people on the street yet was so silent you could hear the drones. you could hear the click you could hear the street lights as they changed and the drums of the horses as they came up pennsylvania avenue. i have been thinking about that a lot and what it felt like as the two youngsters still in the year i thought of what kennedy said of the memorable inaugural address to permit the slow undoing the human-rights to which we are com
of president clinton's. -- of president bush's, george w. bush. and two of president clinton's. that's a total of seven in the history of united states senate. when a filibuster has said to a subcabinet member, we're going to deny you your seat because of a filibuster or a failed cloture vote. so president obama has been treated about exactly the same as his last two predecessors. and in all of those i've just mentioned, we've only found among cabinet members, district judges, among supreme court justices and subcabinet members, two obama nominees who've been denied their seats because a failed cloture vote. now, that is a fact, madam president. that is not a piece of republican propaganda. that comes from the congressional research service. so why is there a fuss about this? well, maybe it's because of the federal circuit judges. well, let's talk about that. as for appeals court judges, republican filibusters have blocked five, have blocked five. well, when did that -- when did that happen? that happened, madam president, as a result of what happened in 2003, the year i came to the senate.
have gotten the north korean agreement. george w. bush came in. colin powell wanted to pick up where clinton left off. he had his hat handed to him. he was humiliated for making that statement. john bolton who was in charge of nonproliferation, state department, went about leaking information that the north koreans might have a secret program to enrich uranium and there was a confrontation in 2002, and low and behold the north koreans admitted they were indeed investigating and richmond and the whole deal fell apart. the north koreans left v. npt, building reactor and tested weapons. there were other agreements wert were reached with the north koreans. in 2005 there was an agreement that was reached with the north koreans that broke and this is certainly true. the nature of that agreement is that they would stop on the plutonium reactor that they wouldn't go down the uranium enrichment path and in return they would get serious concessions. they are different deals. yes of course the regimes are different so this is important. north korea is a bizarre proprietary dictatorship that rel
and george w. bush and the obama administration have not joined, have not joined. they have isolated the united states on this issue. i ask what kind of message this sends to the rest of the world in this lack of leadership here we ought to just sign it. we spend hundreds of millions of dollars removing landmines around the world. we use the leahy war victims fund to help landmine victims around the world. what are we afraid of? we have another leahy law says we cannot export landmines? let's show the courage. it only takes a little bit to go for it and sign the treaty, like every one of our allies has done. is that so difficult? now, in conclusion let me tell you, on november 22, remember the great loss this country suffered 50 years ago when president kennedy was assassinated. i remember my wife and i, as a long -- a young law student stand right here on this corner watching them go down. hundreds of thousands industry. you could hear the drums when they left the white house. that far away. you could actually hear the click in the street lights as they changed, and you could hear t
the administration took this action, president george w. bush secretary concord the obama administration to delay the mandate was wise. that was based on his experience in phasing in the medicare part d. prescription drug benefit. i have to say hyperventilating about an extraordinary and unprecedented constitutional these delays are is just that. it's contrary to the obvious historical fact. nor is the delay of the employer mandate on the front of the constitution. the framers could have prescribed to m believe that the president execute so why do they have faithfully and take care and i would have to disagree with professor rosenkranz and turley about their explanation of this in the original meaning of the clause. they were taking pains to clarify the president's duty is to implement the law in good faith and to exercise reasonable care with the word take care in doing so. the fact is that scholars on both left and right can' concors broadly worded phase to handle with fidelity to all including indeed the constitution. as a legal and practical matter, the president's phase in of the employer ma
. w. bush administration, i think had very impressive achievements in its relationship with intelligence on eastern europe and the collapse of communism there on the ussr, the beginning of the implosion of the soviet union. on the middle east where invested in reviving the middle east peace process, a success. a tremendous, busy, challenging agenda which that administration did well. i will hold my fire on the george w. bush administration because i think history will have to redo that, and i'm not confident that the grades will be very high there. the balkan task force was established in 1992 for a very simple reason. if all of you who made a phone call, and by the way, you make a phone call to the intelligence community, he had a whole bunch of technical agencies, analytical agencies, if you have a pressing need and you want to get that intelligence community to help you, you need to know how to make it work. when we talk about establishing the balkan task force we knew the complexity of the issues in the balkans were virtually unprecedented or most of our experience.
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